This blog has been started by me, Christian Wüthrich. If I had a nice picture of myself, I would put it up. But I don’t, so I don’t.
You can find my academic profile at academia.edu and my silly status updates on facebook. In the unexpected case that you clicked on all these links, you have seen evidence to the effect that I lack a nice picture of myself…
On a more serious note, I am a philosopher of physics and of science at the University of California, San Diego. I am working on all sorts of foundational issues in physics, particularly spacetime theories and quantum gravity, but also quantum mechanics and other areas of physics. But my work really intersects physics and philosophy, and I have considerable research interest in the metaphysics of science, particularly space, time, determinism, and causation, as well as general issues in the philosophy of science. I also have historical interests, particularly in early modern ideas, as well as 20th century physics.
As of late April 2010, Taking up Spacetime will start to see contributions authored by John Manchak, a philosopher of physics at the University of Washington, and by Chris Smeenk, a philosopher and historian of physics at the University of Western Ontario. Welcome John and Chris to Taking up Spacetime!